The 2017 National Forum on Family Philanthropy took place October 18-20 in Washington, DC. 

The 2019 National Forum on Family Philanthropy will be held October 16-18, 2019, in Chicago. Please
add your name to the Forum pre-registration list
and we will contact you when formal registration is available.   Contact NCFP at 202.293.3424 or with immediate questions. 


Eligibility Requirements

The National Forum on Family Philanthropy is specifically designed for giving families. Registration is open to individual donors and family members, trustees and staff of family foundations, community foundation donors, family offices, family businesses, and community foundation CEOs or senior staff responsible for family philanthropy services. Consultants, philanthropic advisors and representatives of banks, financial institutions and all other for-profit entities are ONLY eligible to attend through Sponsorship. Please take a look at our 20th Anniversary Sponsor Package or contact Rick Schneider at to learn more.

Questions about eligibility? If you are unsure whether you are eligible to attend the National Forum, please call 202.293.3424 or email for assistance. Please note: if you register and are not eligible to attend, a $150 fee will be deducted from your refund to cover processing costs.

To create an environment for safe, candid discussions and peer-to-peer networking and conversation, registration will be capped at 450 registrants.

Become a Friend of the Family

NCFP remains the only national nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to families who give and those that work with them. Family foundation staff, trustees, and family members are invited to register. Enjoy the early discounted registration rates, special Friends benefits, and join your colleagues at this special event. Through their annual support, NCFP Friends of the Family receive access to our preeminent research, staff and resources. Join your colleagues in a vibrant network of giving families who work together to maximize their impact. Learn more about Friends of the Family benefits.